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What is this big extremely painful bump inside my nasal ala? I've had over a week n very painful.it bleeds and has puss aswell..what can I do? Thanks
Broken nose: "ala" means "wing." you fractured the lateral aspect of your nose. Protection and non-operative treatment if nondisplaced. It'll heal in about 6 weeks. ...Read more
Depends: Nasal drip can be from many causes. Allergies are high on the list. Some get this with cold weather. Some get it with a cold. Some a condition called vaso-motor rhinitis. See your pcp or allergist and get checked. Antihistamines may help. Certain nasal sprays (atrovent) may help. Nasal steroids may help. You may need immunotherapy (allergy shots). Avoid the cold. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Common: Internal nasal splints are also called septal splints. They are used to stabilize the nose and septum after septoplasty or septorhinoplasty surgery. The splint consists of a rigid or semi-rigid material that is placed on either side of the septum. The splints are brought closed together by a small stitch. After the stitch is removed the splints should slide out easily. ...Read moreSee 1 more doctor answer
Please ask your: Family to read my response. If the scented candles make you ill (and many people are sensitive to them) then other people's use of them in your presence is in my opinion akin to abuse. Your family can discuss this with the family doctor to learn more. I am sorry that people in your home aren't listening to you. ...Read more
What is nasal resistance? Is it the same as say, dioptries? I have a hypertophic nose. Does that means mine is too big?
Air resistance: This would refer to air resistance in the nose. Hypertrophy doesn't mean the nose is too big. It means the inner lining of the nose is thickened or swollen. This is usually caused by allergy. ...Read more
NOT UNUSUAL: This time of the year, depending on where you live, moning due and rapid evaporation as the day warms up triggers nasal congestion, which triggers sinuses to drain in the back of your throat. ...Read more
5-10 days on average: Could be few days sooner or few days longer. Depends on how bad the cold was, the anatomy of your nasal passages. Things to try to make it clear up faster: steam, neti pot (salt water flushes for the nose), decongestants, sometimes trying things like Flonase or Nasonex can also help. ...Read more
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